In outreach to those whose marriages have ended either through divorce or death, and to those who are separated from their spouse, we extend guidance and resources at this difficult time.
- If a marriage has ended due to the death of a spouse, help is available to assist you with the grieving process.
- If a marriage has ended due to divorce, assistance through the grief process is available. Divorced Catholics remain called to lead Christian lives and educate their children in the faith.
- Divorced Catholics who remarry without an annulment from the Church may not receive Holy Communion. An annulment is a judgement by the Marriage Tribunal of the local Church that a couple’s marriage was never a sacramental marriage — that it was invalid because one of the essential qualities of the marriage never existed in the covenant promised by the couple.
- If a couple has separated and they need assistance sorting through issues, various programs such as Retrouvaille offer help.
Resources & Links
Widowed Persons Association